Sunday, 9 October 2011

Afghanistan: Ten Years of Aimless War

By Eric Margolis

After ten years of war costing at least $450 billion, 1,600 dead and 15,000 seriously wounded soldiers, the US has achieved none of its strategic or political goals. Continue
Pakistan is the Real Victim of Bush's Great 9/11 Folly

By Peter Preston

It might have been a buoyant nation today, joining India and China at world economic forums. Instead it is a failing state. Continue
US Murders Own Citizen : Contacts Grieving Family To Offer Condolence


The family's statement said they were "appalled by the indifference shown to us by our government." They said they wanted the government to explain why Khan was not afforded due process and to discuss collecting his remains. Continue
Why The Drone Wars Threaten Us All

By Conn Hallinan

If civilians (CIA) in the U.S. are killing combatants in another country, then those civilians lose their protection under the Conventions. Worse, it means all U.S. civilians become potential targets. Continue
Michael Bloomberg: Occupy Wall Street is Trying to Destroy Jobs

By Guardian Staff and Agencies

"What they're trying to do is take the jobs away from people working in this city," he said. Continue
We Are The 99 Per Cent

By Mark Ruffalo

Occupy Wall Street is a peaceful stand against the big American rip-off. Support it and regain your dignity. Continue
Stop The Machine Occupies Washington

By Stephen Lendman

Years ago it was lost. Nonetheless, it continues without end. The business of America is war, permanent wars, multiple ones. One nation after another is plundered for wealth and power while homeland needs go begging. Continue
The Ultimate Revolution:

By Aldous Huxley:

We are in the process of developing a whole series of techniques which will enable the controlling oligarch who have always existed and presumably always will always exist to get people to love their servitude. Continue
Israel and Those “Real Democratic Rights”

By Lawrence Davidson

It is not only American Congressmen who are ignorant of Israel’s deteriorating national character. One might ask just how many Israeli Jews know how close they are to the precipice of pogrom violence or worse. Continue
Jewish People Are Just That, People, And Far From Chosen

By Gideon Levy

The idea that we are members of the chosen people is deeply ingrained, not only in the Jewish tradition, but also among modern and ostensibly secular Israelis. Continue
NATO Bombs Kill 29 People In Afghanistan: Twenty-nine "militants" were killed in an operation conducted by foreign forces in eastern Paktika province on Saturday morning, the provincial governor's media office said in a statement.
Two NATO occupation force troops in Afghanistan's south : Two coalition service members were killed on Saturday as a result of an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on early Sunday.
Occupation force troops kill 60-year-old farmer, 4 others detained: : The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) shot dead a 60-year-old farmer, Syed Mohammad, arrested his two sons and as many other nephews on Saturday night in the Maidanak village of Spin Ghar district, said tribal elder Malak Osman.
I8 Killed As Death Toll Raise in Sirte: More than 18 people were killed and nearly 300 wounded on Saturday in a two days of clashes as Libya’s new regime fighters struggled to take full control of Sirte
Blatant state takeover behind EU and US Libyan operation: Having taken over Libya, NATO exposed its hypocrisy towards protecting civilian lives, letting the revolutionary forces to shell loyalist cities and assault them despite great losses among civilian population.
Murder Inc: US kills 16 people in Somalia: The drone attack took place near the city of Afmadow, located in the middle of Somalia's Juba region.
Three US drones crash in Somalia: Three unmanned US drones have crashed in the southern region of Somalia as violence continues to intensify in the war-torn country
U.S. drones 'infected by virus' amid fears terrorists are logging their every move: This means that some of the data captured by the virus may have been transmitted to the internet and could be available to terrorists online.
NATO Supported Rebels Suffer Heavy Losses in Attack On Sirte:

Video - Rebels taking a beating inside Sirte
Syrian security forces killed in Hama: Nine members of the Syrian security forces have been killed and 26 others injured in clashes with armed terrorist groups in the restive city of Hama.
Mourners shot at Tamo funeral, Syria dissidents meet: - Syrian security forces killed at least two mourners and wounded several others when they fired on the funeral of murdered Kurdish opposition figure Meshaal Tamo on Saturday, activists said.
Syria warns against recognition of opposition council: Syria threatened on Sunday to retaliate against any country that formally recognises a recently established opposition National Council seeking international support for the six-month-old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.
Assad expects assassinations, car bombs: The Syrian leader, however, said his country will know how to handle these threats and expressed his confidence that Syria can overcome the external and internal crises.
One Step Closer: Lieberman Calls for No-Fly Zone Over Syria: Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the lame duck “Independent Democrat” from Connecticut closely allied to neoconservative advocacy groups, has reportedly become the first U.S. senator to call publicly for military intervention in Syria.
Syrian Army Deserters Call For No-Fly Zone: A senior member of the Syrian Free Army, SFA, the newly-formed organisation of soldiers who’ve defected to the opposition, said that tens of thousands of regime soldiers would be prepared to jump ship but are holding back because they fear they will be wiped out by government loyalists in the absence of protection from the international community.
US officials redraw Iraqi troops training plan: US officials are redrawing a 2012 military training plan for Iraqi troops after Iraq’s leaders announced they would not grant immunity to troops who remain after the December 31 deadline for withdrawal, The Washington Post reported Sunday.
Iran says may accept Russian deal to end nuclear standoff with West: Iran tentatively accepts a Russian "step-by-step" deal to end Tehran's nuclear standoff with the West, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Saturday, reiterating what he called Iran's right to peaceful nuclear energy.
Iraq, siding with Iran, sends essential aid to Syria’s Assad: More than six months after the start of the Syrian uprising, Iraq is offering key moral and financial support to the country’s embattled president, undermining a central U.S. policy objective and raising fresh concerns that Iraq is drifting further into the orbit of an American arch rival — Iran.
Turkey made strategic mistake by agreeing to host NATO missile shield: Safavi : – Major General Yahya Safavi says Ankara has made three strategic mistakes including a decision to host the NATO missile shield on the Turkish soil.
Ankara will stand against any aggression on Iran from Turkish soil:Turkish Foreign Minister : In a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asian and Oceanian Affairs Mohammad Ali Fathollahi in Ankara on Friday, Davutoglu also said that Turkey will not allow any country to use its soil to take a measure meant to defend the Zionist regime.
Safavi: Turkey maintains relations with Israel behind the scene: “Turkey’s gestures and stance against Israel are merely a facade, it has only political and strategic purposes and the Turks have maintained their relations with Israeli government behind the scene,” stated Safavi.
Palestinian official reiterates call to replace Tony Blair as Quartet Mideast envoy: "Lately, [Blair] talks like an Israeli diplomat, selling their policies," Shaath told reporters in the West Bank city of Ramallah. "Therefore, he is useless to us."
Israel: A Police State Or Democratic Society: Video - You decide
Yemen president says ready to quit, foes unimpressed: "I don't want power and I will give it up in the coming days," Yemen's veteran strongman said in a televised speech during which he launched a tirade against his opponents to whom he refused to hand over.
Julian Assange: 'Journalists are war criminals' Special: Listing a series of wars, including WWII, Somalia, and the 2003 Iraq War, Assange said that wars like Afghanistan are the result of lies. He also called journalists war criminals because of the media’s role in the spread of such lies.
U.S. drones that killed American Al Qaeda boss 'infected by virus' amid fears terrorists are logging their every move: This means that some of the data captured by the virus may have been transmitted to the internet and could be available to terrorists online.
U.S. Drug Policy Would Be Imposed Globally By New House Bill: The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill yesterday that would make it a federal crime for U.S. residents to discuss or plan activities on foreign soil that, if carried out in the U.S., would violate the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) -- even if the planned activities are legal in the countries where they're carried out.
European Union prepares for Greek state bankruptcy: The euro rescue fund, supposed to guarantee Greece’s solvency, is being used to secure the creditor banks against the consequences of state bankruptcy.
While Wall Street Quakes, Greece’s Fire Still Burns Bright: While we may be inspired to see a leaderless mass movement finally crystallizing in U.S. cities, the American occupations still can't hold a candle to the fire raging across Greece.
US protests spread to 1,000 cities: As of Friday morning, the website "Occupy Together," a hub for nationwide events in solidarity with "Occupy Wall Street" reported gatherings in 1,000 cities.
OccupyTogether On Facebook:
Anti-war protest closes DC museum: US officials have shut down Washington's National Air and Space Museum after anti-war demonstrators swarmed the building to protest a drone exhibit.
How many protesters were pepper-sprayed at the Smithsonian?: While the “official” story of events reported by the mainstream media repeat the museum spokesperson’s claim that one officer used pepper spray, a video has emerged that supports the claim that the use of the spray was more widespread.
Commentary: Change-mongering U.S. needs change too: The irony is that the United States, is suddenly confronted by its people defending their own rights from the greedy Wall Street and demanding to change the status quo.
Cain calls Occupy Wall Street protesters ‘anti-American’: Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain claimed Sunday that the Occupy Wall Street protests going on in New York City and across the country were a conspiracy designed to help President Barack Obama.

No comments:

Post a Comment